2001 Lascombes 750ml

France - Bordeaux - Margaux | Second Growth/ Red / Bordeaux Blend
2001 Lascombes
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International Wine Cellar | 88-90

($36-$40; tasted from tank; a blend of 55% merlot, 40% cabernet sauvignon and 5% petit verdot) Medium ruby. A coulis of black fruits on the nose, along with exotic oak spices. Sweet, lush and broad, with flavors of crystallized black fruits. Finishes with fine tannins. If the 2002 is Medoc-like, this is more in a right bank style.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 108

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Wine Advocate | 92

The 2000 was the finest Lascombes produced in over three decades, and the 2001 continues the great success this estate is enjoying under the guidance of Yves Vatelot (of Chateau Reignac) and Dr. Alain Raynaud (Chateau Quinault l'Enclos). A blend of 55% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Petit Verdot, it spent 18 months in cask (4 on its lees), and was bottled unfiltered. A dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by ripe aromas of spring flowers, blueberries, blackberries, and cassis. Medium-bodied, stylish, and elegant, with sweet tannin, impressive concentration, tremendous persistence as well as flavor intensity, and a 40+ second finish, this noble claret should be at its finest between 2005-2016.

Drink Dates: 2005-2016
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 153

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Wine Spectator | 90

Intense aromas of blackberries, licorice and earth. Full-bodied, with lots of smoky oak and medium ripe fruit. A wine that is well-constructed, modern and interesting. One of the best Lascombes I have tasted. American-owned. 18,625 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2007+
Author: James Suckling

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Score: 89
Author: GordonSze
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 01/12/2011
Score: 85
Author: Wang Chong
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 09/01/2009
should be the first year of Dominique Befve. the chief of chateau lafite-r . but... so so
Score: 91
Author: Melc
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 03/21/2010
Drink Dates: 2005-2016
Ruby, opaque with tinges of light amber. Good depth of colour. Cherry, blackcurrant, prune, rich sweet fruit and pepper. Flavours of rich sweet blackcurrant, caramel, notes of redcurrant and brown sugar. Thick and sticky, full bodied with some tannin and overall a real concentration. Quite a sweet wine, with strong fruit. The black fruit was predominant and it will be interesting to see how this develops. Excellent.
More Vintages and Sizes of Lascombes:

2003 (750ml)
2000 (750ml)

About This Producer

Named after its first owner, Chevalier de Lascombes, this Margaux ranked Second Growth vineyard produces powerful, tannic, yet elegant wines. Once owned by Chaix d'Est-Ange, a General to Napoleon III, Lascombes encountered a revival in the mid 20th century under the control of Alexis Lichine. Many decades later, Colony Capital bought the estate and controls the vineyard to date. Currently, the vines are comprised of 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Petite Verdot.

Lascombes produces a second wine, Chevalier des Lascombes, named after its original owner, with a fruitier flavor profile that requires less aging (about 5 to 10 years). The chateau also employs two second labels, Segonnes and La Gombaude, for its lesser wines.

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